Number of pages: 300
☆ BIG Arabic Text
So it’s easier for kids to read the text when they shift from Qaida to the Quran.
☆ Colour-coded tajweed
Tajweed is the set of rules governing the way in which the words of the Quran should be pronounced during its recitation.
☆ Colourful word for word meaning
The aim of the word-for-word meaning is to enable a non-Arab reader to understand the Qur’an as well as to improve his/her knowledge of Arabic, particularly the Qur’anic Arabic. It is important to remember that any translation into another language can never be completely accurate. Similarly, many words in the Arabic language can carry a number of meanings depending on their context. So for each word, only the most common or relevant meaning is given in this book.
☆ Easy translation
A translation of the meanings of the Qur’an is not considered to be Qur’an. Rather it is like a tafseer (commentary) of the Qur’an which explains the meanings and assists in understanding. This does not aim to introduce any new translation of the text. English translation of Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan along with Saheeh International translation and Tafsir Ibn Kathir have been used as references for this book in an effort to minimise the number of books you may have to open to teach the child about Allah’s words.Some parts are simplified for kids by Sheikh Saalim Al Azhari. A child may still need the help of an adult, depending on their age.
☆ Mini Tafseer
There is a mini Tafseer of each Surah before its start to give the introduction of the Surah along with its place of revelation and number of Aayaat.
☆ Hifdh/Qiraa’at tracker (also tracks understanding milestones etc.)
The Qur’an tracker has 5 sections before each Surah to help you track the child’s recitation, understanding, reflection, memorisation and application of knowledge. You can track the complete Surah and also track it Aayah by Aayah. Each Arabic and English translation ends with a dotted tick mark which you can fill in and write a date on for tracking the child’s qiraa’at (recitation), tafseer (understanding), or hifdh (memorisation) journey.
☆ Exercise section
Only 4 words are chosen out of each Surah to expand Arabic vocabulary one by one. These are the following sub-sections on the exercise page:
Root letters: Arabic letters that provide the basic meaning of a word are called “roots”.
Dictionary: This will help you explain the depth of Arabic language to the child – how it is so precise yet so vast.
Elsewhere in the Quran: This highlights how many times the related word has come in the Qur’an and in what form. This means that whenever and wherever it will come in the Qur’an again, you will probably know its basic meaning if you memorise it once.
Writing practice: This may help the child familiarise with the Arabic language through writing.
☆ Reflection section / Quran Journaling
The Qur’an Journaling / Reflection Section has been given because the purpose of reading and memorising the Qur’an is to reflect upon it and apply it in our lives. If you’re using it with a young child, please make sure that you supervise them and help them understand how to respect the words of Allah. They may experiment with different materials and use creative design on the given page to embed their learning, but they should avoid illustrating the Qur’an with animate beings or the world of unseen (Allah, Prophets, Angels, Satan, Hell, Heaven, etc.).
☆ Certificate / Motivational Ahadith
The certificate at the end of the Juz is to encourage a child to keep going forward in their journey towards the completion of Qur’an. You can either use it for memorisation or recitation milestone by writing the child’s name in the middle strip. You can also use the inspiring ahadith about Qur’an, spread across the whole Juz, to develop self-motivation among kids.